Gentbrugge P&R – De Naeyerdreef

Gentbrugge P&R
26 Augustus 2019


Nature’s beauty next to the E17 motorway


Stop for southbound trams underneath the E17 viaduct
Gentbrugge P & R


Next to the E17 motorway – Park de Vijvers

De Naeyerdreef
26 Augustus 2019


Needless concrete on our beautiful country lane


The poster claims that there were puddles and uneven surfaces
Rather exaggerated !


If you are from Gent and also, like me disagree with the
concreting of our beautiful dreef,
this is the person to sent a polite email to !

Als ge van Gent zijt en het ook niet eens zijt met
de betonnering van onze schone dreef,
dan is is dit de persoon naar wie u een beleefde email kunt sturen !

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Dampoort – Braemstraat – Ledebergstraat

Dampoort
22 August 2019


Dampoort station

Braemstraat
22 Augustus 2019


Gentbrugge grapes

Braemstraat
24 Augustus 2019


Evi doing brain gym


You can do this with one, two or three balls

Ledebergstraat
New temporary terminus for Tram 4
25 Augustus 2019


No work done yet on the section from here to Moscou


Tram 4 runs now its normal route via Voormuide to UZ

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Gent: Kattepad – Luc Lemiengrepad

Kattepad – Railway embankment
22 August 2019


Bramen – Blackberries


Madeliefjes – Daisies


The end of the Kattepad


Kattepad – Dampoort

Luc Lemiengrepad
22 August 2019


The path to the cyclist and pedestrian tunnel underneath the railway

Dampoort
22 August 2019


Dampoort Station

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BBC News – Four Indian men drown in Italian farm manure tank near Pavia

Four Sikh men from Punjab have drowned in a slurry tank on a dairy farm near Pavia in northern Italy.

Pavia – Lombardia – Italia, 13 September 2019. Investigators suspect that the four were overcome by carbon dioxide fumes from the cow manure. They believe that three died after jumping in to rescue a worker who had been emptying the tank.

Two owned the farm and two were employees. All were Indian citizens. The two brothers Prem and Tarsem Singh registered their farm in 2017.

It is about 45km (28 miles) from Milan.

Italian media report that the Singhs’ farm at Arena Po, producing milk and veal cattle, is one of the biggest in the Pavia region.

The victims were named as: Prem and Tarsem Singh, aged 48 and 45 respectively, Arminder Singh (29) and Majinder Singh (28).

The manure was being collected for use as fertiliser on the farm’s fields.

The victims’ wives raised the alarm when the men failed to turn up for lunch on Thursday. They rushed to the scene and spotted one body in the sewage.

The wives then called in firefighters, who donned masks and emptied the tank to recover all the bodies.

Italy’s public broadcaster Rai says the Arena Po tragedy brings to 486 the total of deaths in work accidents in Italy this year – the highest toll since 2016.

The new agriculture minister, Teresa Bellanova, tweeted condolences and said “safety at work is an inalienable right and we must make every effort to ensure it is respected”. She was a farm labourer herself as a teenager.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49687248

Gent: Kattepad

Kattepad – Railway embankment
22 August 2019


Kattepad – Cats paths


On the left of the path run real trains
This wooden one is fun for the kids


The embankment


Seringen – Lilacs


Bijgaardepark


Rozebottels – Rosehips

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The Asian Age – Indian Mission in Italy alerted about death of 4 Sikh men: S Jaishankar

According to British media reports, investigators suspect that the four were choked to death by carbon dioxide fumes from cow manure.

New Delhi – India, 14 September 2019. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Saturday that the Indian Mission in Italy have been alerted to extend all help in the case of four Sikh men from Punjab who died after drowning in a slurry tank at a dairy farm near the northern Italian town of Pavia.

“We have alerted our Embassy @IndiainItaly to extend all help,” the External Affairs Minister wrote on Twitter while retweeting a post of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on the same issue.

“Saddened to hear about the death of 4 Punjabi men drown in a farm manure tank near Pavia, Italy. Request @DrSJaishankar to instruct the Indian Mission in Italy to help get the mortal remains back to India,” Amarinder Singh had tweeted on Friday.

According to British media reports, investigators suspect that the four were choked to death by carbon dioxide fumes from cow manure. They believe that three died after jumping in the tank to rescue a worker who had been emptying it.

The four were identified as 48-year-old Prem Singh, 45-year-old Tarsem Singh, 29-year-old Arminder Singh and 28-year-old Majinder Singh. While brothers Prem and Tarsem Singh owned the farm, the other two were employees.

Prem Singh and Tarsem Singh had registered their farm in 2017.

The victims’ wives raised the alarm when the men failed to turn up for lunch on Thursday. They went to the scene and spotted one body in the sewage. The wives then called in firefighters who donned masks and emptied the tank to recover all the bodies.

Pavia is located about 45 kilometres from Milan.

Meanwhile, the Italian media reported that the farm at Arena Po, producing milk and veal cattle, is one of the biggest in the Pavia region.

https://www.asianage.com/india/all-india/140919/indian-mission-in-italy-alerted-about-death-of-4-sikh-men-s-jaishankar.html

Gent: Sluizenweg – Vlaamse Kaai – Denderweg

Sluizenweg
22 August 2019


Sluizenweg


De Schelde – Locks (Sluizen) – Railway

Vlaamse Kaai
22 August 2019


Locks – Vlaamsekaai

Denderweg
22 August 2019


Apartment blocks


Apartment blocks


Denderweg

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Gentbrugge – Gentbrugse Meersen

Gentbrugse Meersen
Walking with Pyar Kaur
21 August 2019


In the bush-bush


On the right is a low-lying area which is normally a wetland


The cattle seeking shade and the only bit of water left


Leaving the area with the ‘free-range’ cattle


There seemed to be a path here, but after getting past the cow there were too many nettles and thistles on our way

There is some water left in spite of the drought

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Gentbrugge – Gentbrugse Meersen

Gentbrugse Meersen
20 August 2019


Riet sigaren – LisdoddeCattails


Kaardebol – Teasel


To Melle


Meadow – Gentbrugse Meersen


The same meadow – different angle


Turn right to Melle
Turn left to Heusden and Destelbergen

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Limerick Post – Plaque unveiled to West Limerick man honouring his contribution to Sikh Culture and Religion

Alan Jacques

Limerick – County Limerick – Eire. 12 September 2019. A plaque has been unveiled to mark the ground breaking work of a West Limerick man who translated the holy book of the Sikh religion into English.

In 1909 Max Arthur MacAuliffe, completed the classic translation into English of major parts of the Guru Granth, the holy book of the Sikhs. Oxford University Press published the first edition of his celebrated masterpiece, The Sikh Religion: Its Gurus, Sacred Writings and Authors, in six volumes and running to almost 2,500 pages, and since then it has never been out of print.

The unveiling of the plaque follows representations from the Dublin Interfaith Forum including members of the Sikh community and historians to Limerick City and County Council on how best Max MacAuliffe could be remembered in his homeplace.

Sikhism now has some 28m followers worldwide, 2,000 of whom live in Ireland, 500 of whom live in the Mid-West region.

Speaking at the unveiling ceremony in Templeglantine Community Centre today [11 Sep 2019], attended by His Excellency, Mr Sandeep Kumar, Indian Ambassador to Ireland, Cllr Jerome Scanlan, Cathaoirleach of the Newcastle West Municipal District said: “It is important that Limerick remembers and honours its own, to celebrate those who have made an important impact on the lives of others.

And Max deserves this for his work in bringing knowledge and understanding of the Sikh religion to the English Speaking world. From his humble beginnings in Monagea and later Templeglantine, Max became an important conduit in developing a deeper understanding between entire communities in Europe and India.”

Gordon Daly, Director of Community Development with Limerick City and County Council, who funded the project added: “We are delighted to be involved in the honouring of Max MacAuliffe.

Who would have known that 181 years ago a boy from West Limerick would grow up to become arguably one of the most influential people in the Sikh community. He was a man of extra ordinary intellect, whose seminal work The Sikh Religion: Its Gurus, Sacred Writings and Authors remains as relevant today as it was when it was initially written.”

“Limerick City and County Council is delighted to be part of this ceremony, in honouring this famous West Limerick man.”

Max also known as Michael MacAuliffe was born 181 years ago to the day [11 Sept 2019] in Glenmore, Monagea, County Limerick, the eldest of John MacAuliffe and Julia née Browne’s 12 children.

The family moved to Templeglantine when he was eight years old after his father took up the post of “Master of the School’.

Max won a scholarship to attend Springfield College Ennis (now known as St. Flannan’s College) before studying at Queens College Galway (NUI Galway), where he graduated with first class honours in Modern Languages in 1860.

In 1862, he joined the Indian Civil Service and arrived in the Punjab in 1864. Over the course of his 30-year career, he was appointed Deputy Commissioner before later becoming a Divisional Judge. It was here his love affair with the Sikh religion began.

He died in London on 15 March 1913 aged 74.

Plaque unveiled to West Limerick man honouring his contribution to Sikh Culture and Religion